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Paul Reynolds

Paul is a Chartered Landscape Architect and Recognised Urban Practitioner and founding Director at Tapestry – an urbanism practice based in Hackney Wick, East London. Paul has led on landscape-led regeneration, masterplanning and public realm work in London and around the UK for over two decades, and his wide and varied experience includes working across all scales of projects from area frameworks and masterplans to individual streets and spaces, and for clients including local authorities, central government, and private developers.

A significant part of his portfolio has been designing and delivering public realm projects, and he has been involved in a number of landmark Central London projects. Over the past decade Paul has also led the production of public realm strategies and street design guides for a range of clients and provided landscape and urban realm design services on major infrastructure schemes such as Crossrail and his expertise has also seen him lead design teams looking at the regeneration of Leeds Station for HS2.

Paul is a Recognised Practitioner of the Urban Design Group, the UK’s leading group for Urban Design, and in addition he is serving a second term as chair of the Group from 2023-25. Since 2009 he has also been an Expert Advisor on Landscape and Urban Design to the Northern Ireland Ministerial Advisory Group on Architecture and the Built Environment. He is a Chair of the London Borough of Hackney design review panel and has been a member of DSE Design Review Panels for a number of years, recently having been appointed to chair their North Herts Panel. Paul is also a member of both the High Streets Task Force and the Design Council’s new network of Design Experts, and regularly provides evidence on design, visual, townscape and landscape matters in planning inquiries and appeals.